By Robert L. Arrington

ISBN-10: 155786845X

ISBN-13: 9781557868459

A better half to the Philosophers surveys the most important philosophical thinkers in Western and non-Western traditions. Multicultural in its process, it presents authoritative assurance of the foremost chinese language, Indian, jap, African, Jewish, and Islamic philosophers, in addition to eu and American thinkers.

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In fact, in critically studying in a more nuanced fashion Fanon's reflections on violence, we will be able to see how they illumine such problems as the right to revolt, the justification of rebellion, or the just war theory, which are perennially discussed in Western philosophy. , chapter 1; Black Skin, White Masks). National Liberation and Culture Fanon made a distinction between what he called "pseudo-independence" and what we are to understand as "real independence" or "true liberation," and another between "national consciousness" and "social and political consciousness'' (The Wretched of the Earth, chapters 2 and 3).

Fanon argued that violence is central to the constitution of the colonies.  . a powerful system of fortresses and earthworks" (Gramsci, Selections from the Prison Notebooks, p. 238). This is quite unlike what took place in the colonies. Here is how Fanon described the difference. In capitalist societies, various institutionalized practices and ideological apparatuses, ranging from the educational system to rewarding good and loyal service from workers, are conducive to the creation "around the exploited person [of] an atmosphere of submission and of inhibition which lightens the task of policing considerably" (The Wretched of the Earth, p.

T]he national liberation of a people is the regaining of the historical personality of that people, it is their return to history through the destruction of the imperialist domination to which they were subjected" (Unity and Struggle, p. 130). Some of the key elements of Cabral's social and political philosophy are at the heart of deep and long-lasting controversies in the philosophy of history and the philosophy of the social sciences. For example, there are very few references to individuals in his explanations of the play of imperialism and colonialism and of their impact on their victims.

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